Grand Illumination 2014 on Black Friday in Charlottesville

CharlottesvilleThe City of Charlottesville and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville are presenting Grand Illumination 2014 at Central Place on the Downtown Mall on Friday, November 28th from 4:30pm-7:30pm!

This popular and festive community event is free to the public and will feature local musical artists performing original songs and favorite holiday classics as we count down to the grand illumination of the community tree!

The Charlottesville Newsplex’s Travis Koshko and Miss Virginia USA 2014 Arielle Rosmarino will host this year’s event that will feature the following performers:

There will also be kettle corn, funnel cakes, a performance by Mr. Magic, appearances by the contestants of the Miss Virginia USA pageant, and the jolly man himself just might drop by as well!

Skyline Tent Company will be setting up the stage on the Zocalo patio at Central Place on Wednesday, November 26. Some of our performers can be made available for interviews on Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th as well, please contact Joe Rice at to arrange.

Event sponsors include the Charlottesville Newsplex, the AV Company, Skyline Tent Company, Zocalo, and Petit Poit.

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